Welcome to the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Association:
the official website for members, media and everyone interested in breeding, buying, racing and learning about the New Zealand thoroughbred horse.

Grateful thanks to equine photographer Trish Dunell for the beautiful photos in our banner set.


Latest News:

NZTBA appoints new Office Manager ››
21 Aug 2014 | By NZTBA The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association has appointed Nicola Griffiths to the position of Office Manager, following the retirement of Sally Cassels-Brown after 28 years...
Kevin Hickman named 2014 New Zealand Breeder of the Year ››
18 Aug 2014 | By Michelle Saba Canterbury NZTBA branch members Kevin and Joanne Hickman headed back to Christchurch from Hamilton with quite a bit of excess baggage in the form of three Horse of the Year Award trophies....
2014 Broodmare of the Year and the 2014 Breeder of the Year nominations announced ››
04 Aug 2014 | By Michelle Saba The nominations for 2014 Broodmare of the Year and the 2014 Breeder of the Year were announced recently with the winners to be presented at the New Zealand Thoroughbred Awards in Hamilton on August 14.
Waikato Stud's O'Reilly top of the tree again ››
31 Jul 2014 | By NZ Racing Desk The Waikato Stud sire has for the second time in his celebrated career swept all three stallion categories for the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Awards...
NZTBA Life Member Norm Hawthorne remembered by Steve Brem ››
30 Jul 2014 | By Steve Brem The end of an era” is a cliché often trotted out when we mark the passing of someone with a long history of individualism and achievement. But there was nothing clichéd about Norman Victor Hawthorne who passed away aged 87 in July

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The 2014 Stallion Register is now available and has been mailed to every current NZTBA member as part of their subscription. 
If you wish to receive a copy click here to become a member. 


JLT Bloodstock and Waikato Branch Stallion Weekend

Sat August 23rd and Sun August 24th

This annual event, held on the last weekend in August, is popular with visitors and broodmare owners throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Click here for the itinerary


The 2014 Sunline Trust International Management Scholarship winner, Robert Dennis, is now at Coolmore Stud in Ireland after spending 10 weeks at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket, England.

here to read his blogs 




Nominations have opened for NZB Insurance 2014 Pearl Series.
Click here for enrolment details



Visit the New Zealand Racing
Hall of Fame here




Dates to Remember

NZTBA Annual General Meeting

When: Tuesday 15th July 2014
Where: Onyx Café
Time: 5.30pm

All members welcome





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